How many points will I be deducted for starting a discussion?

July 21, 2010 8:43am CST
I used to be a member of Yahoo Answers and we were deducted 5 points for asking a question. How many points are we deducted for starting a discussion on here? Also how long does it take the average user to earn their minimum payout?
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@mysdianait (63942)
• Italy
21 Jul 10
We do not earn points here. We earn cents which add up to dollars. They add up depending on your participation and it is very individual. This explains the number by your name: http://www.mylot.com/o/faq/faq11.aspx#1
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21 Jul 10
Hello Mysdianait. The link was useful, thanks for that. I trudged through the terms and conditions last night after joining but I didn't see anything about points etc so I just thought it was conspicuous by it's absence but I'm glad that's not the case here. It all seems clear to me now so I can concentrate on getting rich on here :)
@mysdianait (63942)
• Italy
21 Jul 10
Ehehehehe It seems that the less you concentrate on getting rich here, the sooner it happens! It is all about having fun and NOT about counting posts, numbers, discussions etc. Welcome aboard!
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21 Jul 10
Yes I suppose it's a bit like watching a clock, if you concentrate on what you're doing instead and have fun it will move a lot faster :)
• India
22 Jul 10
Hello Gold welcome to mykot Why should any point be 'DEDUCTED' at all? My lot will pay you for the efforts here, i mean starting discussions, responding to others, commenting back on the responses you get, choosing one as best etc.. You may read the FAQ too.. Thanks for sharing. Welcome always. Cheers. Professor
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22 Jul 10
Hello Professor. It's all becoming clear now, what better way to spend time online than earning money for having fun? I'm glad I took my friend's advice and signed up. Thanks for the welcome :)
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• India
22 Jul 10
Thanks for BR
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22 Jul 10
Best response? You're welcome :)
• United States
21 Jul 10
The payout earning depends on your working the site. no one can tell you this. You lose nothing starting a post unless your break the rules.
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21 Jul 10
Hello Gifts. Thankyou, I read the rules etc but wasn't sure about posting discussions so I just wanted to ask. I suppose the more I do the more I'll earn.
@ET28LV (1895)
• Latvia
21 Jul 10
You earn for your activities here. For responding, commenting, searching, discussing, for tasks. You do not get anything for your post you earn only when you comment back like now. There important is quality you need be as descriptive as possible. You do not get anything for one line comments. Also I recomended to you read the discussion guidelines and FAQ again, but carefully. FAQ here: http://www.mylot.com/o/faq.aspx Discussion guidelines here: http://www.mylot.com/o/guidelines.aspx
21 Jul 10
Hello ET. My friend explained about answering responses so I've made sure I've answered all of them and not just a one liner. Thanks for your help, much appreciated. I'll have another look through the guidelines etc.
@MrDollars (454)
• Australia
10 Aug 10
Yeah I used to be a member of that site also. But I do not think anything is taken away from us when we ask a question. Well depends on how much someone goes on here and how many referrals they have. I would have to say a month. Don't take my word for it though lol. Just depends how much work you would put into this. If all goes well then possibly 2 weeks. If you can. :S $-MrDollars-$
10 Aug 10
Hello MrDollars. I don't bother with that site now, I don't see the point of all that effort for nothing and there are too many kids on there giving people thumbs down for a laugh. Yes if we work hard on here we should get paid easily, it's possible
• Australia
11 Aug 10
OH I HATE when people mess around on sites like that. More upsetting and frustrating when they use harsh and meanful words towards people. $-MrDollars-$
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@ip5217 (1656)
• Philippines
29 Jul 10
Yahoo answers has a weird system. I don't see the point why members are deducted points when they ask questions. It can drive away members. I'm happy that mylot is doing otherwise. That's the reason why we have a continuous flow of discussions to be answered.
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29 Jul 10
Hello Ip. Yes Yahoo Answers is unfair and we don't earn anything for the work we do on that site. I don't use it now but I still have an account. Mylot is much better because we get to have a nice time online and earn money at the same time :)
@JOIEMARVIC (2342)
• Philippines
22 Jul 10
Mylot, unlike Yahoo Answers does not deduct anything from our earnings when we post discussions. Every activity we do in this site is converted into money, nothing is deducted. Though at time our discussions or responses are deleted because of some rules and regulation issues. If we fail to log-in in a span of 6 months, all our earnings will dissappear.
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22 Jul 10
Hello Joiemarvic. I can't believe I wasted so much time on Yahoo Answers when I could have been on here getting paid. I don't have much time to spend on here but it's good to know what I do contribute will turn into cash :)
@de_toya (2434)
• Indonesia
22 Jul 10
Mylot is not like Yahoo answer. It isn't question and answer site but more than that. It's social site and we are here to discuss anything and having fun. If you think you got the answer for your question here, that is the benefits of being here. Your earning won't be deducted if you start discussions or questions but you will earn due to make questions. Is that unique? Yes, we are paid here both answer (respond) or question (start discussion). There are several ways to earn here. It's better if you read the guidelines and FAQs first to get more understanding about mylot.
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22 Jul 10
Hello De_Toya. I've already read the guidelines as I'm a nerd, I just wondered if we actually had to forefit any gainings in order to post a discussion. It seems much better than Yahoo Answers, people put a lot of time and effort into that site and get nothing for it.
@ellie333 (21029)
21 Jul 10
Hi Autumngold, It is great to here that anewuser has actually read through the guidelines etc. Wedon't have anything deducted for posting discussionsonly cents added so welcome and have fun here and your cents will tunr into dollars then into your PayPal account - great site. I have been a member here for over three years and get paid regularly each month. Huggles. Ellie :D
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22 Jul 10
Hello Ellie :) I'm a nerd so I always read through the guidelines. It's good to hear you get paid every month, that's a great incentive :)
• Philippines
21 Jul 10
Hi AutumnGold!! there will be no deductions from posting a topics here in mylot...because mylot.com is different from any other sites that will deduct some points on your earnings whenever you posted a new topics..mylot will not deducting any points instead, they will PAY you for doing such things.. :) I hop[e I could help you to start here... happy mylotting my friend... ^__^
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@academic2 (7011)
• Uganda
21 Jul 10
I guess mylot just combines all your overall activities and pay you for your participation-I dont believe there are special earnings here.
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21 Jul 10
Hello Academic. Thankyou, it will all become clearer as I familiarise myself with this site.